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At the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre, our vision is a community that is healthy and just and supportive of all.

Help us shape the future by taking 10 minutes to complete the Be Well survey by clicking the link below. Hard copies are available by calling Lara @ 613-582-3685.

The results from this survey will help us better understand the health and well being of our community and help guide our decisions around local, regional and provincial healthy public policy and advocacy work.

Thank you for your time!

Primary Care Services Return to Cobden

In celebration of Community Health and Well-Being Week, we are pleased to announce that the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre – a part of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services, is re-introducing some primary care services to the Cobden site – effective immediately.  John Jordan, Executive Director of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services celebrates this milestone. “Since 2010, Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services has been actively working towards re-establishing primary care services in Cobden. This has been a long time coming, and something we know will be well-received by the community. It has taken us many steps to get here – we have completed extensive renovations to the existing building, increased our communications infrastructure between the Beachburg and Cobden sites, and increased the number and variety of health-focused programs available at the Cobden site. The re-establishment of some primary care services in Cobden is another way for us to improve access to the community.” 

Marion Graves, Director of Health Services at the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre is excited about this development. “Utilizing the resources of one Nurse Practitioner and one Registered Nurse, we will be making appointments with clients through our main reception desk located in Beachburg. Clients who are registered with Nurse Practitioner Tricia MacKay will have the opportunity to attend appointments every Monday in Cobden if preferred.  Registered Nurse Margaret Cliché will offer wellness visits from the Cobden site as well as delivering programs such as chronic disease management, weight management and smoking cessation.  Urgent care services will not be delivered at the Cobden site, but clients may continue to access this service at the Beachburg location”.

The Cobden site will continue to offer all of the programs and services that have been established over the past few years, including the fitness and low mobility exercise classes, social work programs, lab services and the services of the respiratory therapist.  Dr. Steven Olsen will continue to provide chiropractic services at this site as he has since 2015. Other community partners, such as Shirley Hill (foot care), Heidi  Hader (massage therapy) and Patrick and Diane O’Kane-McHugh (yoga), will continue offering services from the Cobden site.

Further expansion of primary care services requires financial support from the Champlain LHIN. Addressing the need for additional primary care services remains a priority for Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services. We will continue submitting funding applications, conducting data analysis and participating in advocacy efforts in order to increase primary care and health promotion programs and services in the community. As part of our commitment to accessibility in health care, we know that the community will welcome and support these efforts.

For more information about our programs and services, please contact Marion Graves, Director of Health Services at Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre at 613-582-3685.

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Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services (LRHCS)
is seeking new members for our Board and Board Committees

Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services (LRHCS) is a fully accredited organization representing Lanark Community Programs, the North Lanark Community Health Centre and the Whitewater-Bromley Community Health Centre. LRHCS is a vibrant organization which oversees the provision of a broad range of services, including primary care, health promotion, mental health, peer support, and developmental services, in support of the health and well-being of members of our rural communities.

We require Board Members who have a strong desire and commitment to improve the health and well-being for all members of our community, and especially for those who experience health inequities. As well as positions on the Board, LRHCS welcomes a diverse range of community members to sit on one of the Standing Committees which report to the Board.

LRHCS Board Member Recruitment Advertisement

Active Healthy Aging in Renfrew County: Time for Action

  “By simply getting 10% of Canadians with suboptimal levels of physical
activity to move more and reduce their sedentary behavior, starting in
2015, the incidence rates for major chronic conditions
would be reduced substantially.”

“The economic impact of physical inactivity in Canada in terms of chronic
disease, obesity and health care costs
is estimated at $6.8 billion CAN per annum” (4)

The Conference Board of Canada. (2014). Moving ahead: The economic
impact of reducing physical inactivity and sedentary behavior. Ottawa:
Bounajm, F., Dinh, T., & Theriault, L.


In partnership with Barry’s Bay Home Support Services (BBHSS) and other stakeholders, the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre (WBCHC), the need for increased coordination and planning for physical activity services for older adults across Renfrew County has been identified. Developing an Active Aging Community of Practice (CoP) or network for Renfrew County is one option to be considered towards the goal of a more coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of physical activity programs and services for older adults.

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Celebrate Community Health & Well Being Week with us!

Every year Community Health Centres across Ontario plan special events to recognize
Community Health & Well Being Week (Oct. 19-25).

This year the theme is community belonging.

RESCHEDULED: please join us on Wed. Nov. 18th at the Hall in Westmeath, 119 Synton St., Westmeath. Enjoy a fantastic lunch hosted by the Riverview Seniors Social Club and then stay for refreshments and our video series launch and community forum from 1:00-2:30 pm.

In addition to our video series we want to hear from our community about what the
Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre means to you and to your community.

Please follow the link below to share your thoughts with us by answering one question!
"What does your Community Health Centre mean to you?"

Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre - Cobden Office

October 20, 2014 The Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre – a part of Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services is pleased to announce the re-opening of our facility at 70 Main Street, Cobden. Executive Director John Jordan commented on how important this space is to the community. “The residents of Cobden have been watching and waiting for this project to be completed for a long time. In spite of the many challenges we have faced - from funding constraints to site plan surprises – the renovations have resulted in a very functional, light and bright program room, kitchen, office space, exam and meeting rooms”.

Bonny Johnson, Director of Health Services noted that “We are now able to offer a wide range of health promotion programs and services, that are free and open to all members of the community, including: Falls Prevention; Chronic Disease Self-Management; and the “Change Your Mind” program in mindfulness practices”. The much-needed program space in Cobden is also being used by community partners who can rent the facility to deliver health and wellness programs and services. Already, local non-profit and business partners have come forward to provide weekly yoga classes, prenatal education, breastfeeding workshops, foot care, flu shot clinics and more.

Executive Director John Jordan is hopeful that recent funding applications to the Champlain LHIN, and the development of partnerships, will result in additional primary care services being offered through the Cobden facility. “The provision of programs such as Primary Care Outreach to Seniors, or the ability to provide lab services through the Cobden facility, require resources beyond what we currently have. We’ll continue to pursue every opportunity we can to bring additional programs and services into this location.”

For information regarding the programs and services offered at both sites of the Whitewater Bromley Community Health Centre (Beachburg and Cobden), speak with our receptionists at 613-582-3685. To inquire about booking space at the Cobden site, please contact Brenda Powers-Ross at 613-582-3685.


All Urgent Care services are curently being provided on 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monday to Friday.

Out reach services are currently provided by appointment only at the Municipal Hall, 44 Main St. Cobden and at  20 Robertson Drive, Beachburg, Ontario.

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